Victoria Street

Presumably named for Victoria Domínguez de Carson (1842-1916), the fourth eldest of the six surviving daughters of Rancho San Pedro owners Manuel and Engracia Domínguez. The sisters inherited thousands of acres here after their mother died in 1883. Born on the rancho, María Victoria Domínguez married New York transplant George Carson when she was fifteen and he twenty-five. It was apparently a happy union and they had fifteen children together, although two died in childbirth. As you might guess, the city of Carson and Carson Street take their names from the family. The Domínguez sisters petitioned to open a Victoria Street in 1885, but it’s unclear if that was the same road as our current Victoria Street, mentioned in the press no earlier than 1907. Victoria Domínguez de Carson died of a stroke at 74, leaving an estate worth $750,000 in 1916 dollars – over $20 million today.